This book is essential reading if you plan on opening a restaurant in the UK. There are a lot of books about, mostly from an American perspective, but this is from someone who has been in the trade and knows what to expect. I wish that this this book had been out when I opened my first restaurant four years ago. Reading this book, makes me realise that the things that you go through are a common experience. This is written from a sensible human perspective.If you read this book and THEN open a restaurant it will pay for itself many times over.